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Holmes Theatre offers two helpings of 'Church Basement Ladies Christmas' Friday

'Away in the Basement: A Church Basement Ladies Christmas' comes to Detroit Lakes' Historic Holmes Theatre this Friday, Nov. 30, for two shows, at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale at the box office. Submitted Photo

Join Troupe America, Inc., for the next installment of their Church Basement Ladies series, as "Away in the Basement: A Church Basement Ladies Christmas" comes to the Historic Holmes Theatre this Friday, Nov. 30 for two shows, at 2 and 7:30 p.m.

And out of the basement shall come a Church Basement program of good tidings, great humor and joy! The ladies are serving it up again and this time around it's an all-new holiday show.

"Away in the Basement" takes the audience back to 1959 and the day of the Sunday School Christmas Program. In the midst of holiday preparations and sprinklings of love in the air, the ladies in their witty, down-to-earth style are creating their own memories from Christmases past and present.

Content to do things the way they have always been done yet pondering new ideas, the reality of everyday life hits home as they plan the Sunday School Christmas Program.

As the children rehearse up in the sanctuary, several of the ladies of the kitchen are finishing up the treat bags filled with apples, peanuts and ribbon candy while the others put the final touches on the nativity pieces. As they mend old bathrobe costumes, discuss the politics of who's going to play the various roles, little do the ladies know what surprises are in store for them.

Known for their hilarious antics and subtle charm, they are once again called upon to step in and save the day!

"Away in the Basement: A Church Basement Ladies Christmas" is the third installment in the highly successful production of the musical comedy "Church Basement Ladies" series.

"Away in the Basement" is directed by Curt Wollan, choreographed by Wendy Short Hays with set and lighting design by Scott Herbst, sound design by Mark Brodin, costume design by Katrina Benedict and musical direction by Drew Jansen.

All three installments of the musical comedy Church Basement Ladies are inspired by the books of author/humorists Janet Letnes Martin and Suzann Nelson, including the bestseller "Growing Up Lutheran."

Away In The Basement is the perfect show for the whole family this Christmas season. Tickets are $26 for adults and $13 for students, and can be purchased by calling 218-844-7469,  visiting the Box Office at 806 Summit Ave, or online at Group rates are available. The show is underwritten locally by Precision Printing.